22.4.13

Dutchman's Pipe (Aristolochia ringens)

11:24 PM 2 Comments
I've been wanting to make Dutchman's pipe out of clay for ages, and finally completed it. 
 
There are over 500 different species of plants from the Aristolochia plant genus. Dutchman's Pipe is one of the most popular ones among the species. Majority of the species are endangered at the moment, and some are already extinct. This plant is popular in China because of it's beneficial use in Traditional Chinese Medicine as it cures acute arthritis and edema, on the other hand, it is proven that this plant is a powerful carcinogen (causes cancer) and a kidney toxin.






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